Name: Daniel K. Davies, MA
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Member since: 2001
Employment: Founder and President, AbleLink Smart Living Technologies, LLC
Why did you join AAIDD? I met Mike Wehmeyer while he was the national staff member responsible for technology-focused initiatives at the Arc of the United States in the mid to late 90’s. Given our mutual interest in technology and the potential impact of cognitive technology on self-determination Mike brought AAIDD to my attention as a group organization to get connected with.
Why did you choose the field of intellectual disability? Like many in the IDD field, I am a family member as my oldest brother John lived with intellectual disability. After working as a DSP at a service provider agency during graduate school, I worked in the aerospace field as a human factors engineer. These life and work experiences coalesced to direct my focus on applying technology to try to improve the lives of individuals like my brother.
AAIDD leadership positions: Co-Chair/ Co-Founder of the Technology Special Interest Group with Dr. Michael Wehmeyer in 2002; Chair of the Technology Interest Group from approximately 2008 - 2018
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